Royal palace named world's best hotel

Marnie Hunter, CNNUpdated 11th April 2016
(CNN) — One of the largest private residences in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, was built between 1928 and 1943 for Maharaja Umaid Singh.
Part of the palace is now run by Taj Group hotels and is TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice pick for world's best hotel.
Set amid 26 acres of lush gardens, there are 64 hotel rooms and suites within the Art Deco palace.
TripAdvisor's global hotels list, released Wednesday, is among several lists of top hotels in various categories.
In addition to the global category, TripAdvisor named top Travelers' Choice hotels in the U.S. and compiled lists around other segments including luxury and bargain properties.
CNN's Richard Quest is showered in rose petals as he visits India's first luxury hotel, a palace with royal history.
Millions of reviews and opinions collected over a one-year period are used to create each Travelers' Choice list.
The world's top 10 hotels are all committed to service and quality, and they have five out of five bubble ratings on TripAdvisor, according to company spokeswoman Julie Cassetina.
"These properties are providing more than just a bed for travelers; they've gone above and beyond to deliver a memorable experience for their guests, which makes all the difference," Cassetina said.
The following are the top 10 hotels on the global list. All the properties are bookable on TripAdvisor.com.
1. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
Average TripAdvisor rate of $734 per night. Most affordable month to visit: July ($390)
2. Shinta Mani Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Average TripAdvisor rate of $199 per night. Most affordable month to visit: May ($171)
3. Bellevue Syrene, Sorrento, Italy
Average rate of $562 per night on TripAdvisor. Most affordable month to visit: November ($364)
4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam
Average rate on TripAdvisor of $109 per night. Most affordable month to visit: September ($94)
5. Achtis Hotel, Afitos, Greece
Average TripAdvisor rate of $100 per night. Most affordable month to visit: October ($80)
6. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom
Average rate on TripAdvisor of $1,162 per night. Most affordable month to visit: September ($974)
7. Mirihi Island Resort, Mirihi, Maldives
Average TripAdvisor rate of $1,059 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($767)
8. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Average rate of $468 per night on TripAdvisor. Most affordable month to visit: October ($333)
9. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, Lance aux Epines, Grenada
Average TripAdvisor rate of $806 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($538)
10. Hotel Ritta Höppner, Gramado, Brazil
Average rate of $185 per night on TripAdvisor. Most affordable month to visit: April ($160)
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